Skin cancer surgery on referral

Others organise Dr. Dixon to teach at times

Are you considering Dr. Dixon to run your workshop?

Dr. Dixon undertakes workshops outside of Geelong. These are auspiced by other providers who hire Dr. Dixon to conduct the workshop. Participation at these workshops is at the discretion of the hosting organisation




Dr. Anthony Dixon is not an employee of any University.


Dr. Dixon derives income through his private medical practice and through his teaching, research and consultancy activities. All of Dr. Dixon's research is undertaken in an honorary capacity. No research grants are accepted from government or industry.


A number of parties regularly contract with Dr. Dixon to undertake workshop activities. These activities are similar in nature to those undertaken at the Docklands facility.


Frequently Dr. Dixon is asked to run shorter workshops of 1 to 4 days rather than the 5 day workshop as described on this web site.


Interested parties may choose to invite Dr. Dixon to undertake a workshop on their behalf. There is limited availability for further workshops in an already busy schedule.


The schedule of fees for providing such a service is as follows:

$5,900 (inclusive of GST) per full teaching day or part thereof.


All travel and miscellaneous expenses from leaving Geelong until return to Geelong including: Car, taxi, flights, accommodation, meals, etc,.


Current list of lecture / presentation topics.


Theory topics

Melanoma update

Non melanoma skin cancer – surgical management

Non melanoma skin cancer – non surgical management

Dermoscopy fundamental features

Skin surgery – infection issues

Skin cyst management

Taking a skin cancer history

Beginning skin flap surgery –

Welding and skin cancer risk

Value of Dermoscopy including computerised Dermoscopy

Benign pigmented naevi and dysplastic naevus syndrome

23 Golden rules of managing skin cancer

Photodynamic therapy

Using the skin lesion item numbers


The role of sentinel lymph node biopsy

Debridement techniques

Suture types and equipment choices for skin surgery

The procedure room

Tricks with skin surgery on the very young and the elderly

New research in skin cancer – what has recently been published (an ever evolving talk)

Mohs Surgery


Managing skin cancer below the knee

Complications of random pattern skin flaps

Value of ROM flaps versus traditional techniques

Managing tumours when excision margins are not clear


What to do with a punch biopsy other than take biopsies

Nerve blocks

Advanced dermoscopy: acral dermoscopy, red lesion demoscopy, clinical challenges

Eyelid surgery

Lip surgery

Nose surgery

Ear surgery

Hands and forearm


Practical sessions where procedures are taught and practiced on pig model.

Simple skin biopsies

How to effect and ellipse and simple close

Advancement flaps

Rhomboid flap

Advanced flaps

Transposition flaps

Island flaps

O – Z family of skin flaps

Bilobed flaps

ROM flaps

Trilobed flap repairs

Multi direction transposition flaps repairs

4 point rhomboid flap

Skin grafts


Where these practical sessions are chosen, all the pigs trotters, surgical equipment for delegates needs to be provided, etc,. Marking pens, scalpel, needle holders, suture material (best 3/0 and 4/0 for this purpose), plain and toothed forceps, scissors, gloves, 4 mm punch biopsy instruments, etc,.


When providing a mobile workshop service, the usual arrangement is that Dr. Dixon “will walk in and out” with the notebook computer, and everything is Powerpoint based. Presentation screen / projector is required. Also, given Dr. Dixon is talking for typically for 5 to 7 hours on a workshop day, a lapel or head attached microphone is needed other than talking to a very small group.


Workshops involving delegates cutting pigs trotters are limited to 25 participants. Otherwise it becomes impractical to cast an eye on what people are doing and interact effectively. These pigs trotter cutting sessions are best done by alternating between a pigs practical session and a non pigs practical topic.



Note that a very limited amount of written material will be provided. The course(s) do not include comprehensive notes.


It is a condition of our programs that registrants will not film or record material presented during a course other than hand notes taken at the time of the course. See full copyright requirements here.